Noodles with Peas (Pasta e Piselli)

Noodles with Peas (Pasta e Piselli)

Noodles with Peas (Pasta e Piselli)

Noodles with PeasMatt Taylor-Gross

This simple pasta comes from Romeo Salta's The Pleasures of Italian Cooking, which Managing Editor Camille Rankin once received as a gift from her mother. The always-comforting combination of peas, bacon, and cheese comes together in less than half an hour.

Featured in: TBT: An Italian Cookbook from Mom by Camille Rankin

Noodles with Peas (Pasta e Piselli)
This simple pasta of peas, bacon, and cheese comes together in less than half an hour.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups peas, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 4 slices bacon, dliced
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced
  • 1 lb. pasta, such as fettuccini
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 14 tsp. sugar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine peas, butter, bacon, onion, and 34 cup water in a 12" skillet over medium-high.
  2. Cook until water has evaporated and peas are cooked, about 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil; add pasta, and cook until al dente, 10 minutes.
  4. Drain, reserving 1 cup of water.
  5. Add pasta, water, parmesan, sugar, salt, and pepper to skillet with peas and toss to coat.
  6. Transfer to a serving platter and serve immediately.